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Company Overview of Sycamore Partners

Company Overview

Sycamore Partners is a private equity firm specializing in buyouts of small to middle market companies. It focuses on consumer, retail, and fashion sector investments. Sycamore Partners was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, New York.

9 West 57 Street

31st Floor

New York, NY 

United States

Founded in 2011



Key Executives for Sycamore Partners

Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Managing Partner
Age: 47
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Sycamore Partners Key Developments

Stuart Weitzman Reportedly Prepares To Launch A Sale Process

Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC prepares to launch a sale process and hired The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) and Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) to assist with the deal which could fetch a price well below $1 billion or could be around $800 million, Reuters reported citing people familiar with the matter. Representatives for Sycamore Partners, owner of Stuart Weitzman, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs declined to comment. A Stuart Weitzman representative did not immediately respond for comment.The planned divestiture comes as Sycamore Partners seeks to bulk up elsewhere and eye a few takeover targets.

Sycamore Partners To Reportedly Acquire Sears Canada

Sycamore Partners is considering a bid for Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC), New York Post reported citing a person familiar with the matter. Eddie Lampert, controlling owner of Sears Holdings Corporation (NasdaqGS:SHLD) expects up to $2 billion for Sears Canada Inc. Sycamore Partners and Sears Holdings Corporation (NasdaqGS:SHLD) declined to comment on the report. Interest from retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Hudson's Bay Company (TSX:HBC) and Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. (TSX:CTC.A) has been limited to a fraction of Sears Canada Inc.’s real-estate locations. Shares of Sears Canada Inc. listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, closed CAD 14.02, giving it a market capitalization of CAD 1.43 billion. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is believed to be running the sale process.

Fred Reportedly In Talks With Sycamore Partners

Fred's, Inc. (NasdaqGS:FRED) is in talks to be acquired by Sycamore Partners, according to people familiar with the matter, Reuters said. The talks are at an early stage, the people said, cautioning that no bid may surface. The sources asked not to be identified because the talks are confidential. There is at least one other party in talks with Fred's, two of the people said, without disclosing its identity. There is at least one other party in separate talks with Fred's, according to sources not identified by Reuters. Stefan Kaluzny of Sycamore Partners declined to comment. Fred's did not immediately respond to a request for comment, Reuters said.

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